Inverness CT 3 - 1 Stirling Albion

League Match
Saturday, November 7th, 1998, 3:00 PM at Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,026
Referee: S Kaney
Inverness CT  Stirling Albion

Goalscorers
Scott McLean (19)
Scott McLean (58)
Barry Wilson (88)
Alastair Graham (72)

Team Managers
Steve Paterson John Philliben

Starting Eleven
Jim Calder
Paul Cherry
Andrew Allan
Charlie Christie
Mike Teasdale
Barry Wilson
Paul Sheerin
Gary Farquhar
Hugh Robertson
Scott McLean
Wayne Addicoat
Gow
Paterson
McCallum
Clark
Martin
Forrest
Bone
Jackson
Graham
Mortimer
Nicholas

Substitutes
Grant Munro
Barry Robson
Martin Bavidge
Donald
Wood
Philliben

Substitutions
Barry Robson for Wayne Addicoat (75)
Donald -> Mortimer (53)
Wood -> Forrest (57)
Philliben -> McCallum (85)

Bookings
None. Martin
McCallum

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Jim Calder (GK) 129 apps -
Paul Cherry 90 apps14 goals
Andrew Allan 3 apps -
Charlie Christie 135 apps23 goals
Mike Teasdale 112 apps9 goals
Hugh Robertson 6 apps -
Gary Farquhar 8 apps -
Barry Wilson 92 apps20 goals
Paul Sheerin 36 apps10 goals
Wayne Addicoat 47 apps4 goals
Scott McLean 45 apps19 goals
Barry Robson (sub) 31 apps5 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 148 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 97 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 43 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Wayne Addicoat (19 years 148 days)
Oldest Player:Hugh Robertson (2000 years 97 days)
Average Player Age:30 years 43 days
Domestic Players:14 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones

Despite many injuries this was an emphatic win for ICT but the 3 points were not safe until the last minute. Both sides had early moves on goal but the Inverness side began to dominate and took the lead in the 19th minute. A neat flick by Wayne Addicoat to Barry Wilson on the right set up a run by the winger into the box. He sent over a ball which came off the keeper - Scott McLean stretched and succeeded in knocking it home. In 27 minutes Jim Calder saved well at the feet of Alex Bone and Andrew Allan completed the clearance. The home side had a reprieve 3 minutes later when Brian Martin headed past with Calder stranded. The referee amazingly took no action in the 35th minute when Addicoat was through on the keeper before being body-checked by Pat Clark. In 58 minutes it was 2-0. A Hugh Robertson ball out of defence reached McLean who beat Clark and ran on to score from just inside the area. McLean should have completed his hat-trick in 70 minutes when he was set up by Christie inside the Stirling box. He hit it past under pressure from a defender and the advancingkeeper. Stirling clawed one back 2 minutes later when a Chris Wood chip found Alastair Graham unmarked and he headed it home. The home side pressed for more and keeper Gary Gow made heavy weather of a Robertson shot in 78 minutes. With full time very close a lob by Christie into the Stirling half found Wilson running free. Offside was not given so he kept going, rounded the keeper, took time to linger on the line and confirm play had not been stopped then stroked it over for 3-1. A minute over time Stirling's Nicholas got the better of Allan but Calder produced the save of the match to tip it past the post. The Inverness side remain second with a 10 point gap over Clyde.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Livingston 14 10 3 1 27 14 13 33
2. Inverness CT 14 10 2 2 30 19 11 32
3. Clyde 14 6 4 4 20 16 4 22
4. Partick Thistle 14 7 1 6 17 15 2 22
5. Alloa Athletic 14 6 3 5 33 20 13 21
6. Stirling Albion 14 6 1 7 21 27 -6 19
7. Arbroath 14 4 3 7 13 18 -5 15
8. East Fife 14 4 2 8 19 32 -13 14
9. Queen of the South 14 3 2 9 14 21 -7 11
10. Forfar Athletic 14 2 3 9 14 26 -12 9